WEB portals, SYSTEMS design, INTEGRATED circuits, WEBSITES, ELECTRONIC systems, EMBEDDED computer systems, ELECTRONIC circuit design, and ELECTRONIC data processing documentation
The article reports that Open Virtual Platforms (OVP) was launched by the Imperas Ltd. to establish an open standard solution for developers to quickly and inexpensively simulate embedded software on system-on-chip (SoC) designs. It stated that the OVP Web site which is found at www.OVP-world.org serves as the portal for OVP with informations reagrding technology, discussion forums for the OVP community and links of all OVP components that can be downloaded. Furthermore, the site provides presentations, datasheets, videos, demonstrations, discussion forms and press information.
Kielmann, Thilo, Hatcher, Philip, Bougé, Luc, and Bal, Henri E.
Communications of the ACM. Oct2001, Vol. 44 Issue 10, p110-117. 8p.
PROGRAMMING languages, ELECTRONIC data processing, INTERNET, SOFTWARE compatibility, SYSTEMS design, and JAVA (Computer program language)
This article focuses on Java programming language. Java has become increasingly popular as a general purpose programming language. Java implementations focus mainly on the portability and interoperability required for Internet centric client/server computing. Key to Java's success is its intermediate bytecode representation, which can be exchanged and executed by Java virtual machines on almost any computing platform. According to the author, a major Java advantage is that it provides communication mechanisms inside the language environment, whereas other languages, such as Fortran and C++, require external mechanisms like message passing. With efficient implementations Java represents an unprecedented opportunity for exploiting a widely accepted general purpose language for high-performance computing. Moreover, Java provides a unique way of rapidly prototyping parallel applications. Multithreaded Java programs can then be converted into programs making explicit use of shared objects and replicated objects. INSETS: Remote Method Invocation.;Java Multithreading..
Harvard Business Review. Mar/Apr83, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p130-137. 8p.
SYSTEMS design, SYSTEMS development, STRATEGIC planning, MANAGEMENT information systems, COMPUTER software development, INFORMATION resources management, INFORMATION technology, INTEGRATED software, DATABASE design, and COMPUTER networks in business enterprises
With waiting time for new applications running into several years, managers as well as users have been casting about for more efficient approaches to systems development. Among the most promising, according to these authors, are use of software packages, prototyping, and systems developed by users. Evaluating projects by the criteria of commonality, impact, and structure can help managers choose the appropriate development strategy and get applications to users faster. In this way, more companies can close the gap between the promise and the reality in benefits from computer-based systems. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Communications of the ACM. Oct2002, Vol. 45 Issue 10, p27-29. 3p.
COMPUTER software development, APPLICATION software, MANAGEMENT information systems, SYSTEMS design, BUSINESS enterprises, and PROTOTYPES
This article discusses several reasons for the failure of Rapid Application Development (RAD) paradigm to set the software world alight. Generally speaking, few organizations claim to have benefited from RAD techniques. Traditional software development is based on the specific-design-build-use paradigm. The basic premise of this paradigm is that once a system is specified and designed it can be built and implemented without major remodeling. It has been apparent for many years that this paradigm has major drawbacks when applied to business-oriented software development. Increasingly, systems were delivered that met user requirements at the time they were specified but failed to meet user needs at the time of implementation months or years down the line. RAD is accused of being anti-quality! It is commonly believed speed and quality are incompatible in software development. Other major concerns with RAD include the costs of maintaining clean rooms and of funding the extensive user involvement required for prototyping.
PROTOTYPES, COMPUTER software, SYSTEMS design, OPTICAL industry, COMPUTER simulation, and OPTICAL computers
Presents information on the combination of design-and-simulation tools and measurement equipment that could create virtual models of network performance as affected by optical components. Advantages of virtual prototyping; Discussion on the goal of network simulation; Recommendation on the use of an accurate component measurement simulation system.